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===Consonants===
 
===Consonants===
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B = b sounds like bah ;
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D = d sounds like dah ;
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F = f sounds like fff ;
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G = g sounds like guh ;
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K = k sounds like kuh ;
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L = l sounds like lll ;
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N = n sounds like nnn ;
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M = m sounds like mmm ;
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P = p sounds like puh ;
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R = r sounds like rr ;
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S = s sounds like sss ;
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T = t sounds like tuh ;
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V = v sounds like vvv ;
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W = w sounds like wra ;
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Y = y sounds like i in ink ;
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Z = z sounds like zzz ;
  
 
===Common diphthongs===
 
===Common diphthongs===
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====Clock time====
 
====Clock time====
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'''midday''' - midi pronounced mee jee ;
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'''one o'clock''' - ener(pronounced as anne air);
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'''two o'clock''' - dez er (pronounced as days air);
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'''three o'clock''' - trwazer(as in Trois heure);
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'''four o'clock''' - katwer(pronounced as cat were) ;
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'''five o'clock''' - senker(pronounced as sank air);
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'''six o'clock''' - sizer(pronounced as seas air);
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'''seven o'clock''' - set er (pronounced sayt air);
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'''eight o'clock''' - wit er ( pronounced as weet air);
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'''nine o'clock''' - nef er (pronounced knave air);
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'''ten o'clock''' - dis er (pronounced jeez air);
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'''eleven o'clock''' - onz er(pronounced onzair);
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'''midnight''' - minwi  (pronounced mean wee);
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bomaten - morning pronounced beau-mah-ten (blunt n);
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apremidi - afternoon pronounced ah-pray-me-dee ;
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aswar - night pronounced ass-waar ;
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lanwit - night time pronounced la-nou-hit ;
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lizour - daytime pronounced lee-zoor ;
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gran maten - early morning pronounced gran-mah-ten(blunt n)
  
 
====Duration====
 
====Duration====
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====Months====
 
====Months====
'''January''' - Janvier
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'''January''' - Zanvye
  
'''Febuary''' - Fevrier
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'''Febuary''' - Fevriye
  
 
'''March''' - Mars
 
'''March''' - Mars
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'''April''' - Avril
 
'''April''' - Avril
  
'''May''' - Mai
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'''May''' - Me
  
'''June''' - Juin
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'''June''' - Zen
  
'''July''' - Juilltt
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'''July''' - Zilyet
  
'''August''' - Aout
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'''August''' - Out
  
'''September''' - Septembre (pronounced Sep-tombre)
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'''September''' - Septanm (pronounced Sep-tombre)
  
'''October''' - Octobre
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'''October''' - Oktob
  
'''November''' - Novembre (pronounced No-vombre)
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'''November''' - Novanm (pronounced No-vombre)
  
'''December'''- Decembre (pronounced Day-sombre)
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'''December'''- Desanm (pronounced Day-sombre)
  
====Writing time and date====
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====Writing time and date==
  
 
===Colors===
 
===Colors===
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rouz - red  prounounced as woo ooze ;
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blan - white  as in blunt, the n is silent ;
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ver - green pronounced as vair ;
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ble - blue as in blay ;
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zonn -  yellow pronounced as zohn ;
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nwar - black pronounces as nou argh ;
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gwri - brown pronounced as gwir ;
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somon - pink prononced as so mon with a silent n ;
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owranz - orange pronounced as owanz
  
 
===Transportation===
 
===Transportation===
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====Directions====
 
====Directions====
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est - east ;
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ouast - west ;
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nor - north ;
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sid - south ;
  
 
====Taxi====
 
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===Shopping===
 
===Shopping===
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laboutik - shop
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Mon pe al laboutik - I am going to the shop
  
 
===Driving===
 
===Driving===
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Cars drive on the left side of the road. Bus seem to have the right away most of the time. Try not to get in its way.
  
 
===Authority===
 
===Authority===

Revision as of 18:33, 23 December 2011

Seychellois Creole is a language of Seychelles.

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.

Contents

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

A - a (pronounced ha) E- e (pronounced hay) I - i (pronounced e) O - o (pronounced oh) U - u (pronounced ou)

Consonants

B = b sounds like bah ; D = d sounds like dah ; F = f sounds like fff ; G = g sounds like guh ; K = k sounds like kuh ; L = l sounds like lll ; N = n sounds like nnn ; M = m sounds like mmm ; P = p sounds like puh ; R = r sounds like rr ; S = s sounds like sss ; T = t sounds like tuh ; V = v sounds like vvv ; W = w sounds like wra ; Y = y sounds like i in ink ; Z = z sounds like zzz ;

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.


Basics

Goodmorning 
"Bonzour"
Goodnight 
"Bonswar"
Hello. 
. "Allo"
How are you? 
"Komansava?"
Fine, thank you. 
"Byen mersi, oumenm?"
What is your name? 
"Ki mannyer ou apele?"
My name is [name] . 
"Mon apel [name]"
Nice to meet you. [Pleasure] 
"Plezir"
Please. 
"Silvouple" Silvouple is pronounced Seelvooplay
Thank you. 
"Mersi"
Yes. 
"Wi"
No. 
"Non"
Excuse me. 
"Eskiz mon" Mon is pronounced bluntly, not as mohnn
I'm sorry. 
"Pardon" Pardon is pronounced bluntly, not as pardohnn
Goodbye 
"Orevwar"
Goodbye (informal) 
"Bye"
I can't speak [name of language] [well]. 
"Mon pa kapab koz [name of language][byen]"
Do you speak English? 
"Eski ou koz Angle?" Angle (English) is pronounced as Anglay
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
"Eski i annan en dimounn la ki koz Angle?"
Help! 
"Ed mwan!"
Look out! 
"Atansyon!"
Have a good evening. 
"Pas en bon sware." Sware is pronounced swaray
I don't understand. 
"Mon pa konpran"
Where is the toilet? 
 ? "Oli toilet?"
What's up? 
"Ki dil?"
What are you doing? 
"Ki ou pe fer?"
Okay
"O.K"
Why? 
"Akoz?"
What? 
"Kwa?"
Who? 
"Lekel?"
Where? 
"Oli?"
When? 
"Kan" Kan is pronounced bluntly, not as Kahnn
Wait for me. 
"Esper mon"
How much is this? 
"Konbyen sa?"
Hospital 
"Lopital"
Hotel
"Lotel"
I'm sick 
"Mon malad"
I got hurt 
"Monn ganny blese" Blese is pronounced blaysay
Don't touch me! : "Pa tous mon!" Tous is pronounced Toos
I'm lost. 
"Monn perdi."
I don't want that. 
"Mon pa le sa." Le is pronounced Lay

Problems

Numbers

Enn
De
Trwa
Kat
Senk
Sis
Set
Wit
Nef
10 
Dis
20 
Ven
50 
Senkant
100 
San
200 
Desan
500 
Senksan

Time

Clock time

midday - midi pronounced mee jee ; one o'clock - ener(pronounced as anne air); two o'clock - dez er (pronounced as days air); three o'clock - trwazer(as in Trois heure); four o'clock - katwer(pronounced as cat were) ; five o'clock - senker(pronounced as sank air); six o'clock - sizer(pronounced as seas air); seven o'clock - set er (pronounced sayt air); eight o'clock - wit er ( pronounced as weet air); nine o'clock - nef er (pronounced knave air); ten o'clock - dis er (pronounced jeez air); eleven o'clock - onz er(pronounced onzair); midnight - minwi (pronounced mean wee);


bomaten - morning pronounced beau-mah-ten (blunt n); apremidi - afternoon pronounced ah-pray-me-dee ; aswar - night pronounced ass-waar ; lanwit - night time pronounced la-nou-hit ; lizour - daytime pronounced lee-zoor ; gran maten - early morning pronounced gran-mah-ten(blunt n)

Duration

Days

Lendi 
Monday
Mardi 
Tuesday
Merkredi 
wednesday
Zedi 
Thursday
Vandredi 
Friday
Sanmdi 
Saturday
Dimans 
Sunday

Months

January - Zanvye

Febuary - Fevriye

March - Mars

April - Avril

May - Me

June - Zen

July - Zilyet

August - Out

September - Septanm (pronounced Sep-tombre)

October - Oktob

November - Novanm (pronounced No-vombre)

December- Desanm (pronounced Day-sombre)

==Writing time and date

Colors

rouz - red prounounced as woo ooze ; blan - white as in blunt, the n is silent ; ver - green pronounced as vair ; ble - blue as in blay ; zonn - yellow pronounced as zohn ; nwar - black pronounces as nou argh ; gwri - brown pronounced as gwir ; somon - pink prononced as so mon with a silent n ; owranz - orange pronounced as owanz

Transportation

Bus and train

'Where is the bus stop?Oli bus stop?'

'Which bus goes to....?Ki bus al......?' ('bus' pronounced almost like 'bis')

Directions

est - east ; ouast - west ; nor - north ; sid - south ;

Taxi

'I want to go to....Mon le alle....' (pronounced mo-lay-al)

'How much is it to.....Comien pou alle.....' (pronounced com-ye pu-allay)

Lodging

Money

Eating

'Where is a good restaurant?Cote ki anan en bon restaurant?' (pronounced cotay-ki ana eh bon restauruh)

'What restaurant would you reccomend?Ki restaurant ou recomande?' (restaurant pronounced as 'restauruh' and recomande as rekomanday)

Bars

'Where is the ........ bar?Oli bar ......?' (you'd insert the name of the bar)

'Is there a local bar?' 'I anan en bar locale?' (pronounced ee-ana eh bar lokal)

'Where is it?' 'Cote i ete?' (pronounced cotay-yetay)

Shopping

laboutik - shop Mon pe al laboutik - I am going to the shop

Driving

Cars drive on the left side of the road. Bus seem to have the right away most of the time. Try not to get in its way.

Authority

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